Its at least 100 in my reloding room what the heck

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  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Hay guys Like many of you I have a room all to myself for my reloading and such. It started to get very humid in there so I went out the other day and got a dehumidfire (i think thats the right spelling). To cut down on the rusting and general wet felling. Only issue is, it was the coolest room in my house now its like 100 in there. Is that normal? Its dry now.
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    "100 degrees in the reloading room" Room may not be wet anymore but I bet the ole crack will be:D

    Seriousley, my dad had the same problem his reloading room is huge and he had rusting problems so he bought one of those things that you spelled correctley :) and a can to leave in his safe . but that didn't fix it completly . my dad installs epoxy sealents in concrete floors all across the country he sealed his concrete floor with some industrial stuff ( i don't remeber the name of it) and it fixed him right up . Does your loading room have a concrete floor? if so your probably getting moisture coming up through the concrete.

    BigBick
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    yes its on a slab. I am going to refinish the room soon. maybe you could ask your father? If he is still with us. I might want to look into that. Its darn hot in there I dont even want to go in there.
     
  4. bigbuck

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    ICANHITITMAN, I talked to dad and he's going to get me the info of what name and brand of sealent that he used it will also have the instilation instructions . once I get it I can fax it to you if you have a fax if not it will take me a while to type it out as i'm kind of slooow on the typing:) but i'll help all I can.

    He told me that his dehumidifier makes his room very hot and very dry his words was "you can hardly breath in there at times it's so dry" .

    bigbuck
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    [/QUOTE] "you can hardly breath in there at times it's so dry"
     
  6. GNERGY

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    My bench is in the garage and what temps it is outside, it is usually a little hotter in the garage in Arizona. It has been in the 100's for a couple weeks now. So I weigh my charges in the house and then go out to the garage and seat the bullets. But sizing and trimming is done out there, a fan helps a little. :)

    Tarey
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    My reloading room is well insulated and I have a small air conditioner (Window type unit in it
    that is only 6500 btu) and it dehumidifies very well and keeps the room very comfortable. It
    is also my machine shop and I don't want any of my tools to rust.

    The small ones cost less than $150.00 and do a better job of removing moisture than the larger
    air conditioners because they run a little longer removing more moisture.

    Also I bought some 1/2" rubber machine shop mats for the floor and they helped.

    When I'm not home I leave it set at 85o and just before I start i kick it down to 75o and in a little
    while it is very comfortable.

    I live in south Texas near the gulf of Mexico and the average humidity is 95+% year round.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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    The dehumidifier should cool the room instead of heating it. Are you sure its not a Humidifier. An Air conditioners first operation is removing humidity out of the air so I dont get it. A window shaker A/C MIGHT be a solution. 12000 BTU'S equals one ton of cooling which will cool 700 sq ft. So figure out what size you need by the sq footage of your reloading room. I bet you can guess what I do for a living.:D
     
  9. Chas1

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    Are you filling(humidifier) or emptying(Dehumidifier) the water? The slab may not be your problem...depending on where you live and slab construction you may already have a moisture barrier between the slab and ground...check on this. If not seal the slab and then in any event why not install an a/c unit and be done with the humidity and heat?
     
  10. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    LOL I bet you cant I have 4 jobs at present. I bet you dont even get one of them right!

    On another note thank you all for the advice. I live in upstate NY about a half hour from lake Ontario. It is a dehumidifier and I have it running 24/7 as of right now. The room is small 10x15 with an 8" foot celling slab floor 3 walls facing exterior of home.

    The unit fills once a day. I had not considered getting and A/C unit its an option how ever and I could move the dehumidifier to one of the basements.
     
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    I'm familar with that neck of the woods. You probably wouldn't have to run the a/c but 3-5 months of the year and then your indoor heating during colder months would probably take care of humidity. You mentioned moving dehumidifier to basement...I'd seal the basement walls unless they were sealed from the outside during construction. I remember older construction homes where the paint wouldn't stay on the basement concrete walls as too much moisture seeped through.
     
  12. bigbuck

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    ICANHITHIMMAN, I haven't forgotten about you friend dads been out of town running a Job so when he gets back i'll get you some info .

    BigBuck
     
  13. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    LOL thats cool I'm not in a hurry. I just ripped my celling down last night for drywall working on the walls now. Doing half the room the moving everything to the other side and repeting.
     
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    HAH I just guessed (sort of ) one of the 4 jobs that your doing :D remodeling ....

    BigBuck